The pastor continued, “As I watched her approach and she tried to stab me, I was filled with an indescribable feeling of calm and grace. I put my arm around her, even as she continued to swing the knife at me, and we walked out of the church together to talk. Today, I still see this woman and I help her from time to time with things she needs.”
Timotei Stanea is a pastor who started up a church in the city of Victoria in Romania. Victoria was known as “the atheist city”, a place where all religion, even the Orthodox Church, was banned throughout the communist regime.
“I heard about this atheist city and knew in my heart that that was the place I had to go,” Pastor Timotei said. “I was determined for the people here to know God and that drive has never left me.”